Wisdom Story Series - The Starfish

starfish story

This story is the one I told in the second of the video blogs.  Here it is in case you missed it.

One Sunday morning hundreds, maybe thousands of starfish have been washed up on a beach. They are dying without water.  Up on the path above the sea wall the local community stop and point and wonder how it happened.  Then along comes a young woman, walking on the beach.  She stops and begins throwing starfish back into the sea.  

The crowds point and laugh and finally a man goes up to her and asks 'What are you doing?'

'I'm throwing the star fish back into the water so they will live.'

The man says 'But what's the point? Have you looked up? Do you see how many starfish are on this beach?  You can't possibly make any difference.'

The young woman looked at him, bent down and threw another starfish into the sea, and said 'Made a difference to that one.'